The PSoC® 4 MCU: Your Problem Solver On Chip

Product Announcement from RS Components, Ltd.


Configure these peripherals using pre-built library functions or create your own using the programmable architecture inside of PSoC 4 devices.

CAPACITIVE SENSING

Cypress’ CapSense is the industry-leading capacitive sensing solution for touch, proximity sensing, and liquid-level sensing applications. CapSense is a dedicated peripheral found across the entire PSoC 4 portfolio.

PROGRAMMABLE ANALOG BLOCKS

Customize your analog front end to interface to any analog sensor through programmable analog blocks, which are composed of an assortment of opamps, comparators, ADCs, and DACs, enabling complex analog signal flows.

PROGRAMMABLE DIGITAL BLOCKS

Programmable digital blocks are composed of Universal Digital Blocks (UDBs), Serial Communication Blocks (SCBs), and Timer/Counter/Pulse Width Modulators (TCPWMs). These blocks can be configured to set-up custom digital interfaces, state machines, and custom logic functions.

WIRED AND WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY

Wired connectivity interfaces, such as CAN and USB, are available in the PSoC 4 portfolio. For wireless connectivity, Bluetooth Low Energy is also available.

PSoC 4 PORTFOLIO

The PSoC 4 portfolio consists of several families of Arm® Cortex®-M0 and Cortex-M0+ microcontrollers. Most devices in the portfolio include Cypress’ CapSense technology for capacitive-sensing applications. Other key features in the PSoC 4 portfolio include a customizable analog front end through programmable analog blocks as well as wired and wireless connectivity options such as USB, CAN, and Bluetooth Low Energy. These unique features make PSoC 4 the industry’s most-flexible and scalable low-power mixed-signal architecture.

PSoC 4000 FAMILY

Entry-Level Family

The PSoC 4000 family is a cost-optimized, entry-level family of microcontrollers. The PSoC 4000 family delivers the industry’s best capacitive-sensing technology, CapSense, to implement buttons, sliders, and proximity sensors.

APPLICATION EXAMPLE: COFFEE MACHINE

 PSoC enables:

  • Liquid-tolerant capacitive touch interface for buttons and sliders
  • Proximity detection
  • LED control
  • Door lock control

PSoC 4100 FAMILY

Intelligent Analog Family

The PSoC 4100 family adds intelligent analog integration through programmable analog blocks. Programmable analog blocks include analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), digital-to-analog converters (DACs), low-power comparators, and operational amplifiers (opamps). The PSoC 4100BL includes an integrated Bluetooth Low Energy radio and subsystem.

APPLICATION EXAMPLE: INDUCTION COOKTOP

PSoC Enables:

  • Liquid-tolerant capacitive touch interface for buttons and sliders
  • Humidity and temperature-sensing interface via integrated analog front end
  • Induction coil IGBT driver control
  • Other control and interface functions such as fan control, segment LCD, and Piezo speaker

PSOC 4200 FAMILY

Programmable Digital Family

The PSoC 4200 family boosts the flexibility and performance of the PSoC 4 portfolio by adding programmable, Universal Digital Blocks (UDBs). UDBs can be configured to set-up custom digital interfaces, state machines, and custom logic functions. The PSoC 4200BL includes an integrated Bluetooth Low Energy radio and subsystem.

APPLICATION EXAMPLE: USB DIGITAL MICROPHONE

PSoC enables:

  • High-performance USB audio streaming using DMA and precision clocks, allowing up to 24-bit 96-kHz stereo
  • Up to eight I2S audio channels using Universal Digital Blocks (UDBs)
  • Capacitive-touch interface
  • Battery management with programmable analog front ends
  • LEDs with TCPWM